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The Ohio Supreme Court today issued its disciplinary decision concerning Zanesville City Law Director Scott Hillis. In August of 2012 Hillis pleaded no contest to solicitation and trespassing after he was found in a private driveway in Muskingum County with a local prostitute. The Ohio Supreme Court Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline issued a six month suspension of his law license which was stayed on the condition that he commit no further misconduct. If...
Zanesville City Law Director Scott Hillis says he has received a letter from a Dayton attorney concerning a fired city employee. Hillis says the correspondence states that the lawyer is exploring with former Zanesville Public Service Director Jim Sawyer his rights and remedies in connection with his dismissal. Hillis says the attorney wants some type of severance package for Sawyer. The Law Director says Mayor Jeff Tilton – who fired Sawyer after just 2 months of the...
The owners of Hillis Funeral Home, located on Forest Ave. in Zanesville, have retired and sold the company. Business partners and new owners of the funeral home, Tim Combs and Paul Nestor have petitioned The State Board of The Ohio Funeral Directors and Embalmers to change the name of the funeral home to Hillis,Combs and Nestor.
"We definitely want to keep the Hillis name, that's been a very important tradition here in Zanesville and Muskingum County since 1946 so we definitely...
Many citizens are expressing their opinions about the City Law Director amidst his recent charges.
Those we talked to Monday believe that Hillis would not be able to perform his duties and the proper move for him now would be to step down.
"He's an attorney and what he did was unethical, it'd be the same as a police officer doing it. He should resign, he should be a man and resign. I think that's awful what he did," said one woman, being critical of the situation....
A Zanesville City Councilman says its time for the City Law Director to resign.
Republican 6th ward Councilman Steve Kilpatrick plans to introduce a resolution at the next council meeting calling for Hillis, who is a democrat, to step down.
Earlier this month Hillis was found guilty in Muskingum County Court of one count of soliciting and one count of trespassing.
Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox says a prostitute admitted that Hillis paid her to perform sexual acts...